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organogenesis

[ awr-guh-noh-jen-uh-sis, awr-gan-oh‐ ]
/ ˌɔr gə noʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ɔrˌgæn oʊ‐ /
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noun

Biology. the origin and development of an organ.

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Also or·ga·nog·e·ny [awr-guh-noj-uh-nee]. /ˌɔr gəˈnɒdʒ ə ni/.

Origin of organogenesis

First recorded in 1855–60; organo- + -genesis

OTHER WORDS FROM organogenesis

or·ga·no·ge·net·ic [awr-guh-noh-juh-net-ik, awr-gan-oh‐], /ˌɔr gə noʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk, ɔrˌgæn oʊ‐/, adjectiveor·ga·no·ge·net·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for organogenesis

organogenesis
/ (ˌɔːɡənəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

the formation and development of organs in an animal or plant
Also called: organogeny (ˌɔːɡənˈɒdʒənɪ) the study of this process

Derived forms of organogenesis

organogenetic (ˌɔːɡənəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjectiveorganogenetically, adverb
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Medical definitions for organogenesis

organogenesis
[ ôr′gə-nō-jĕnĭ-sĭs, ôr-găn′ə- ]

n.

The formation and development of the organs of living things.organogeny

Other words from organogenesis

or′gan•o•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) adj.
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